Health and Safety at Oxford

Organisations have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety. The Universities & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) produce guidance for Higher Education Institutions on how to achieve this legal duty. The University of Oxford's health and safety management is based upon the UCEA guidance.

The University of Oxford's commitment to health and safety is stated within its Health and Safety Policy, signed by the Vice-Chancellor, and accessible below.

The Health and Safety Policy outlines those with responsibility for managing health and safety. This is further detailed in the Health and Safety Management page below.

Responsibility for implementing this policy rests with heads of departments and institutions, including faculty board chairs within the Humanities Division. The University issues specific policy statements on a range of topics.  These policy statements detail how heads of department, and others, can achieve this policy.

If you need help with any of aspect of health and safety, please click on the relevant link. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact us.